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Omg is Akali again

Last updated on June 29, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 9

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Akali is great champion whith a high burst damage cool passive, nice ganker, and really fast to kill also she have good scape tools but she is pretty weak in 2v1 fights so try to avoid them

In group fights try to get a safe position to jump into the enemy carry and take him down fast and then jump to the enemy support

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Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
High Burst Damage Bad in 2v1 fights
high movility Need to farm and kill alot
Nice Health amout You will be Death by the half of the game (30 minutes)if you
Decent Def dont have Rabadon's Deathcap and Hextech Gunblade
you can easily kill Squishy
offtanks enemys will focus on you if you are doing well

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Well the runes are basicly made to activate her passive grantin som early game extra damage, spell vamp and armor that way you can sustain your lane better and get more farmed
First the Marks: 0.95x9 attack damage + 1 quintessence 2.25 attack damage = 10.8 attack damage the will round it to 11 so that will be enought to activate you passive spell vamp

Second the Seals: The exra armor u will get at the start will help you to stay more in lane because everyone know that akali before lvl 6 has a low damage output. this way u can take more attacks with going b too often

third the glyphs: 1.2x9 ap + 2 quintessence 4.95 ap =20.7 ap game will round it to 21 enought to activate your passive extra damage that will help you to last hit minions easier and deal more damage to your opponent and scare him

To make it clear akali's passive: Upon obtaining 20 Ability Power, Akali's basic attacks deal 8% bonus magic damage, increasing by 1% for every 6 Ability Power gained thereafter.

Upon obtaining 10 Bonus Attack Damage, Akali gains 8% Spell Vamp, increasing by an additional 1% for every 6 Bonus Attack Damage gained thereafter

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basicly they are meant to increase you basic damage, +1 to your spell vamp so you will start with 9% spell vamp, and you movement speed to get more chances to jump into an enemy or get away from him but if you dont like the masterys they are always up to you

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Ok this is super important a well balanced item build can grant you the vicotry but only if you do a good early game cause this build is expensive

First open with boots of speed and 2 health pots(pot are optional since you have 9%spellvamp) this will allow you to move freely in lane and hit and run your enemy with your Q and since you have energy you can spam your Q much as u want

Then go for 2 Amplifying tomes to increase you passive damage damage and your skills damage. This will give you more hp from your skill shots and will grant you more chances to zone your opponent
Then go for null magic matle to rush for mercury's treads and then go for hextech revolver
once u get this items u will have some extra magic resist and tenacity that will allow you scape from cc and 21% spell vamp to get more lane duration
by this time you will have 1 or 2 kills for sure and a good amount of minions farmed (if not you will have to considerate a cheaper build) so you can aim for the hextech gunblade(HG) to get more spell vamp from you passive thanks to the bonus attack damage from the HG and from the item passive spell vamp granting you tons of help when you use you Q+basic attack or your E in or you q+r+attack+e .

Now that you have those items its time to burn your enemys Life bar :D to do this you just need to gank alot mid and bot lane and ofcourse kill alot of minions this way you will get the needlessly lage rod to build the rabadon's deathcap (RD).By this way you will rise alot you ap and the damage of your Q+R combo and as more you more health you from your spell vamp.
Now that u have damage is time for hunting and for this you will have to pick what to build first Trinity force(Tf) or rylai's crystal scepter(RCS). With Tf you will get more movemente speed and that will allow you to chase down your enemys, jump into them faster and scape from danger, but!! With RCS you will get tha ability to slow them down with you skills (you will spam the alot) and some extra HP to survive long in battle so its up to you i usully go for RCS if im having a good match to get more ap and more burst damage but with the TF passive you can empower your Q+basic attack combo

And the last item zhonya's hourglass(ZH) if the match was this long it means that u killed tons of enemys building all pretty fast or that you team sucks but you are well feeded. Now why ZH well is simple it's because is a great item +50 def +100ap and you can activate it to save you @ss in group fights

Why not Lich Bane (LB)???: Well LB is a good item but since akali has no mana it's no sense buyin it and Tf movement speed bonus is better the bonus from sheen will allow you to hit hard aswell and the extra hp will help you to stay in battle but now if you want some extra burst you can take LB but i dont reccoment it

Why not abyssal scpter (AS)???: AS is a great item but the thing is. what do you raplace for him?? because AS give's you 70 AP 57 Magic res and the passive is not that great so take it if you want but I think that is waste of cash and space in akali

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There's not much to say about it Start with Q will allow you to hit from distance giving you better chances to farm agains ranged opponents and better chances to attack melee opponents W in lvl 2 it's because it can help you to get a good possition or scape from early ganks

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Summoner Spells

Why Heal and flash??? Why not flash ignite?? are you a noob that you use heal??? Omg seriously??? well actually all this questions are simple to answer so lets start with the first one
Why heal and flash?? Heal and flash is a good combo to keep you alive in lane since you are akali you will get early ganked for sure so heal and flash can save you from ganks and in late game will save you in team fights also with this you can do shor tower dives with your Q+R combo and flash and heal away from the tower

Why not Flash + ignite?? well actually is a pretty good combo for akali this can help you alot to finish kills but you will die in the 70% of the early game ganks if you get slowed or stunned so take that in count

YOu will read pretty often Heal noob but a good timed heal is a pro thing so just ignore them also if the heal spell is in the game, why you shouldn't use it??

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Against melee opponents like olaf darius mordekaiser(melee does not means AD!!!) or irelia you can Farm with you basic attacks while keeping them away with your Q but be carefull because everyone knows that akali can be easily killed so dont over extend you push too much
if they get too close use Q+basic attack to scare then if they donr run you should run cause they will try to kill you
At lvl 2 you will have your W so you will be able to farm more and attack them more with your Q
At lvl4 you can considerate a fight but be carefull usually solo top champions are tanky
At 6 kill them !!!! you will ave you R so you can lunch your Q+R+basic+E+Q+R+Basic+E+W+Q+R Combo !!!! omg but if you land this long combo you will get a kill for sure !

If you get a kill at 6 the rest is up to you (repear the strategy to farm )but in word of advice try to damage a 30& of you opponents HP }with your Q before lunching a super combo attack !

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Team Work

In team fights your role is simple kill the carry!!!!! if you kill the carry fast they enemy will go down (unless you team feed them) but to make it sure take the support down too!!!
then focus your damage in the enemy with lowest def !!! ignore the tanks much as you can!!!!! save it for the last if you lose your time attacking the tank your team will die by the carry attacks so IGNORE THE TANK!!!

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If you have a Good game you will Read for sure OMG AKALI SO OP but if not... You will read REPORT AKALI NOOB
xDDD so try to practice with bots first dont be a noob and dont try thsis build if you are not sure about your skills with akali
Remember that this build is meant to grant you a good early game farm so you will have a good match the 90% of the times

Thanks you for Reading And good luck